The Greater Fall River Healthy Families program provides education, support, resources, and referrals to first time parents of any age who reside in Fall River through home visits and support groups. The program provides the same services to first time parents who are 20 years of age and younger, residing in the communities of Westport, Somerset, and Swansea or any age mother living in Fall River.
We provide home visits designed to meet the families’ needs during the pregnancy and up to the child’s third birthday. We are committed to providing support to parents through the development of individual service plans that identify specific goals they want to achieve while in the program.
The visits focus on building relationships with the families. Based on these relationships home visitors can introduce topics that include, helping parents become self-sufficient, make healthy choices for themselves and their children, encouraging them to pursue or complete their education and obtain job training skills, and promoting positive parent/child interactions.
As part of the program we also provide interactive and engaging groups for parents that include transportation, child care, and meals. We encourage parents to connect with other parents and to have a voice in their community.
From January to April of 2019, Parenting Journey will be available to parents of children ages six years old or younger. This opportunity is completely free and designed to help parents uncover inner strengths and establish goals. To enroll, call Lori at 774-627-2493. The deadline to register is January 15, 2019.
For more information, please click on the English Flyer for Parenting Journey or the Spanish Flyer for Parenting Journey.
Join us on Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon for "Literacy Development through Storytelling" in the Community Playroom! Families with children up to five years of age will hear stories and have the opportunity to engage in storytelling activities to help foster a genuine love of books and reading. All children participating receive a free book to take home! This program is sponsored by the United Way of Greater Fall River.